A Sony executive has responded to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Video announcement, calling it a “disservice” to Xbox 360 owners who bought a Xbox 360 Core system, which lacks a hard drive.
SCE America PR chief Dave Karraker was happy to point out that Sony would never leave their customers out in the cold. “We would never segregate or shut out any of our consumers from our entertainment experience because they didn’t buy the top of the line system,” he said. The “low end” 20GB PS3 will sell for $499 US, $100 more than the 20GB Xbox 360 premium system or the Core system with a $99 hard-drive purchased separately.
According to Gamespot, “The executive also pointed out the fact that 7 gigabytes of the Xbox 360’s 20-gigabyte hard drive are taken up by preloaded content, such as the game Hexic, and its operating system. He did not point out the fact that nearly 4GB of said content is deletable.”